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Old 11-18-2012, 04:44 PM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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^ Agree. But I've put like 7k on the car and only 1 bars has moved. Must be all the hwy cruising at 80-85mph for 7hrs. So basically 7,500-8k mi intervals in the real world. According to that meter diagram above, at this rate my meter will go 35k mi. 7k and only bar 1 has moved (20%).... that's 7x5=35.

I have ordered 2 6qt cases of Castrol 0w-30 Edge that meets the LL01 spec and is on the BMW approved list of oils. Love amazon. Nobody locally carried the stuff. I'll go 7,500-8k on oil changes. Shouldn't have any issues with that.
DD: 2003 530i 5spd manual sport package. Conti DWS's, Llumar ATR, White LED lighting. TLC on-going.

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